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Pam Edstrom, co-founder of WE Communications, dies aged 71

Colleagues remember Edstrom for her warmth, intellect, and the humanizing force she brought to tech through comms - she was Microsoft's first director of PR. Read entire article
29 Mar 2017 | 3:01 pm PDT

What 'Trump in a truck' means for the American Trucking Associations

Mocking memes or not, the 'Trump Truck' event was a net positive for the American Trucking Associations, said EVP of communications and public affairs Sue Hensley. Read entire article
29 Mar 2017 | 9:49 am PDT

Sqoop introduces a PR channel, News Maker

Sqoop is known for providing information from public records to more than 5,000 journalists. Read entire article
29 Mar 2017 | 9:27 am PDT

Why the Fearless Girl should make marketers nervous

Audiences can only be manipulated so many times before the waters of goodwill become polluted by cynicism. Read entire article
29 Mar 2017 | 8:44 am PDT

Uber management 78% male, 77% white, reveals diversity report

Uber employs a smaller percentage of women in management and technical positions than many of the other Silicon Valley tech firms, the company's own diversity report has revealed. Read entire article
29 Mar 2017 | 6:26 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing, 3.29.2017: BuzzFeed plans IPO

BuzzFeed is laying the groundwork for a 2018 initial public offering, according to Axios. Read entire article
29 Mar 2017 | 4:01 am PDT

FleishmanHillard promotes Kristin Hollins to corporate reputation lead, Americas

She has worked at the Omnicom Group agency for a decade. Read entire article
28 Mar 2017 | 1:36 pm PDT

Slate of films for Brand Film Festival New York announced

PRWeek and Campaign have picked the lineup of films that will be screened at the May 4 festival in New York City. Read entire article
28 Mar 2017 | 12:20 pm PDT

Verizon flips the script on annual reports with engaging content

"One of the chief objectives was to have people say, 'I didn't know Verizon did that,'" says Verizon director of corporate communications Bob Varettoni. Read entire article
28 Mar 2017 | 9:32 am PDT

'Staggering' rise in crisis work amid global uncertainty: Porter Novelli CEO

Brad MacAfee said that while campaigns and integration are key to the PR business, reputation management is top-of-mind in the uncertain geopolitical climate. Read entire article
28 Mar 2017 | 7:17 am PDT

Ruder Finn launches app-based risk management system

The app is touted as a pocket crisis-management tool. Read entire article
28 Mar 2017 | 7:01 am PDT

Not everybody is thrilled that Fearless Girl will stay until 2018

The defiant girl will stay sparring with Wall Street's Charging Bull for another year. Read entire article
28 Mar 2017 | 6:00 am PDT

Cision acquires Bulletin Intelligence, expands analysis capabilities

Bulletin Intelligence creates briefings for C-level audiences and government officials. Read entire article
28 Mar 2017 | 5:52 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing, 3.28.2017: Environmental groups get ready for executive order

Groups including the Sierra Club are calling for emergency action on Tuesday morning in anticipation of a White House executive order rolling back several Obama-era policies. Read entire article
28 Mar 2017 | 4:04 am PDT

Ketchum's Kate Paxton to lead UK healthcare arm as Alison Doughty departs

Ketchum has appointed Kate Paxton from its Washington practice to lead the healthcare division in London, replacing Alison Doughty, who is leaving the agency. Read entire article
28 Mar 2017 | 1:46 am PDT

Unsure whether to target Gen Z or millennials? Ketchum creates offering focused on GenZennials

Ketchum introduces a demographic based on mindset and life stage: the GenZennial. Read entire article
27 Mar 2017 | 11:59 am PDT

Delta burns United over #LeggingsGate fiasco

Many social media users patted Delta on the back for its tweet, while others challenged the airline to disclose its own dress code policy. Read entire article
27 Mar 2017 | 11:25 am PDT

Hampton Creek brings on former Uber corporate comms head Andrew Noyes

Noyes has been a mainstay for Silicon Valley comms operations, having held positions at Brigade, Uber, and Facebook. Read entire article
27 Mar 2017 | 7:09 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing, 3.27.2017: United in Twitter storm over #leggingsban

The airline defended its decision on social media Sunday, saying the passengers were "pass travelers" representing the company. Read entire article
27 Mar 2017 | 3:44 am PDT

Targeted Victory hires Direct Impact CEO Connie Partoyan as president

Partoyan is joining the firm to lead its new corporate practice. Read entire article
24 Mar 2017 | 11:29 am PDT

PR in Albuquerque: Much more than just Breaking Bad

Tom Garrity, CEO of Garrity Group Public Relations and 2017 chairman of the PRSA Counselors Academy, dishes on his hometown and casts his net beyond the TV show that made it famous.
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10 Mar 2017 | 12:56 pm PST

Postcard from Thailand: Doing business in the dynamic 'land of smiles'

This nation of 68 million offers economic opportunity in what is, by most accounts, the world's most dynamic economic zone.
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13 Feb 2017 | 11:43 am PST

Ghana's PR evolution: From errand boy to professional practitioner

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20 Dec 2016 | 7:30 am PST

Postcard from Germany: stepping onto the global stage

The PR industry is changing fast to support the reach of German companies in emerging markets - and to stake Germany's claim as a bridge into post-Brexit Europe for international brands.
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17 Oct 2016 | 1:24 am PDT

Phoenix is a hot business climate for comms pros

The PR world in Phoenix comprises mostly small agencies and local client work. Some larger national agencies have offices there as well, including Allison+Partners and Havas PR.
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12 Jul 2016 | 12:30 pm PDT

In Wellington, New Zealand, success arises through partnering

"The economy is pretty strong, especially the creative, digital, and education sectors"
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12 Jul 2016 | 11:37 am PDT

For PR pros, Greensboro, North Carolina has 'the right amenities,' sans urban hassle

Monty Hagler, RLF Communications' CEO and founder, chose the North Carolina city as his agency base because of the quality of life.
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13 Jun 2016 | 10:44 am PDT

Doha and Qatar: what PR pros need to know about their rapidly growing economies

Fatima Sultan Al Kuwari, senior director of brand and corporate responsibility, Ooredoo Group
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7 Jun 2016 | 11:22 am PDT

Zurich's internationally minded economy creates opportunity for PR industry

A look at the Swiss city's PR landscape with Wolfgang Weber-Thedy, managing partner, Weber-Thedy, which represents Ogilvy PR.
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6 May 2016 | 6:08 am PDT

Eric Mower + Associates' Sean Casey touts Albany's rich history, progressive thinking

Albany is part of a larger, bustling metro area that overlaps with four counties and three major cities, each with its own identity.
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3 May 2016 | 12:40 pm PDT

No time to siesta for Barcelona's PR professionals

Ben Miller, director of global comms at sports and entertainment firm Actyvos Group, discusses agency life in the seaside city.
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16 Mar 2016 | 12:37 pm PDT

An energized Cleveland preps for 2016 Republican convention, global spotlight

Brian Grace, director of communications at Progressive Insurance, runs down how the lakeside city is gearing up for big events like the 2016 Republican National Convention.
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18 Feb 2016 | 10:04 am PST

Spotlight: Guangzhou

Emily Situ, general manager of RF Thunder in Guangzhou and Hong Kong, discusses PR in the booming South China market building momentum as a tech hub
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27 Jan 2016 | 8:30 am PST

Santa Barbara's PR climate: highly desirable, low on entry-level opportunities

A sophisticated California lifestyle without LA's traffic or huge crowds has many young comms pros psyched to work in the beachside city, says Davies CEO.
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25 Jan 2016 | 9:13 am PST

In Brooklyn, PR agencies battle for talent under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass

Your guide to the rapidly evolving PR scene in Brooklyn's "Tech Triangle."
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19 Jan 2016 | 12:18 pm PST

It can be hard to find - and keep - PR pros in LA, says Lagrant CEO Kim Hunter

The president and CEO of Lagrant Communications says that, sunshine aside, it can be difficult to find elite PR professionals in the City of Angels
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22 Dec 2015 | 11:59 am PST

Regional spotlight: Des Moines' niche markets, from PR to politics

Chris Diebel, MD at LPCA Public Strategies, details how the caucus process and urban investment make the city a hot destination for PR pros
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23 Nov 2015 | 8:37 am PST

Global spotlight: The marketing mindset of Manchester

Alison Last, corporate comms manager at Kellogg's, says in-house and agency opportunities abound for PR pros in the city's vibrant economy
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19 Nov 2015 | 10:48 am PST

Regional spotlight: Richmond's tight-knit PR community and intense talent wars

Jill Vaughan, comms director at Virginia Lottery, discusses how Richmond's helpful spirit benefits newcomers to the city's PR scene
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27 Oct 2015 | 12:21 pm PDT

Global spotlight: How social media drives Tokyo's PR business scene

Kyoko Fujii Takagi, corporate comms division supervisor at Dentsu PR, details how the evolution of social media has impacted the city's comms landscape
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27 Oct 2015 | 7:56 am PDT
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